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compete better with delta. >>> coming up tonight, the governor of virginia adding new language to a proclamation about confederate history month after a national outcry. >>> big fire blew out the windows of a highrise in boston. >>> nike out with a new commercial. >>> the orlando magic getting a little bit tricky against the wizards tonight. baseball season is in full swing. nationals trying to crack into the win column. >>> the governor of virginia is making changes to a controversial proclamation declaring april confederate history month in virginia. bob mcdonnell issued that proclamation, he said to promote tourism in the state in advance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the civil war. virginia was the capital of the confederacy then and a major civil war battleground. but the declaration left out anti-slavery. it agrees it is important to for all virginians to understand the institution of slavery led to this war and was an evil and inhumane practice. >>> d.c. public school teachers could get a dramatic pay raise and tougher work standards if a new union contract is
for fun™. >>> we did not receive the miracle we prayed for. >> heart break in west virginia. overnight the bodies of four missing miners were found inside a coal mine. how officials are trying to stop the tragedy from happening again. good morning, i am aaron gilchrist. and a little cool this morning, but a nice day, justin. >> yeah, that's right. it's a bit of a chilly start. we are not used to this, and it has been a week and a half since we have seen temperatures down in the 40s, but this is typical for an early morning april start. and still some 30s showing up across the virginia piedmont down towards culpepper, and even towards the mountains we are looking at the 30s. here in the district, mid-40s, and prince georges county, and frederick another cool spot at 39 degrees. the sun will come up at 6:39 this morning, and plenty of sunshine warming us back up this afternoon. and just a beautiful forecast, and we will have the complete details coming up. >> average is pretty nice these days. thank you very much, justin. >>> we are following breaking news from russia this morning. that'
whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
in the panhandle of west virginia up into pennsylvania, some scattered showers across west virginia and into the ohio valley. that area of low pressure is going to be coming down our way later on today, and before that we may see a little sun this morning. but overall, a cloudy day, some showers by midday and then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. could produce some hail and damaging winds. that would be from about 3:00 orr 4:00 in the afternoon all the way through perhaps early evening this evening. highs reaching near 70 before then. things should settle down by late this evening and by dawn tomorrow maybe lingering light showers. after that we ought to get sunshine back by tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. then the weather does settle down considerably midweek. we veal the shine back on wednesday. should be partly cloudy. morning lows near 40. afternoon highs into the mid 60s. then lots of sunshine for thursday with highs near 70. let's check traffic on this monday morning. jerry, how is it look sng. >> good morning to you. good mornin
after an explosion at a west virginia coal mine. >> the blast happened at the upper big branch mine, 30 miles south of charleston. >> an intensive rescue operation is underway tonight at the energy companies up for a big branch, in west virginia -- in a coal mine. it killed seven, but 19 are feared trapped. >> it is my dad. no one will tell us nothing. >> officials have not released a potential cause, but says the mine is equipped with enough oxygen and chambers to keep the miners alive for four days. this is the use -- worst mining accidents since 2007 in utah, that killed 6. 12 miners died and a mine in west virginia a year earlier. it says it will not release the names of the missing or killed minors until all of their family members have been notified. >> we have continuing coverage of the deadly explosion at the mine in west virginia and on our web site, wbaltv.com. >> a couple of big showdown deferred tiger woods -- for tiger woods. >> it is all part of this come back at the masters this week. jeff has the latest from augusta. >> tiger woods says he expects to be nervous when
that is probably worth less money. in the hills of west virginia, greff strickin families want to know if that could have been avoided. precious lives of hard-working americans. we'll spend some time on both questions tonight. we'll take a close look at the safety record at the mine and take a look at whether the people who should have known better failed to raise alarms. we will share with you an exchange once unthinkable. former chairman alan green span is blamed for the seeds of the collapse. two different challenges yet the same key accountability question. did the government have enough evidence of bad, risky, reckless, even life threatening behavior yet failed to act. an important question and props a too painful lesson. the heart wrenching wait continues in raleigh county, west virginia. search and rescue teams still can't enter the mine. they can't enter because levels of poisonous gases are too high. four miners are still unaccounted for. each passing hour makes survivors in shafts filled with toxic gases less and less likely. more holes are being drilled into the hillside to
in west virginia where today we could get more news as the rescue attempts start up again this morning. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning, kiran. it looks like they are a little ways away from the signing ceremony. >> we are expecting a press conference in the next 20 minutes here at the marsh fork element stare school. if things went as scheduled, four teams of eight rescuers should be in the mile a little more than an hour and a half. they have to get down five miles to where the miners are believed to be trapped. they have spent the last 18, almost 24 hours clearing the mine of toxic levels of methane. they have it down to a level where it is nonexplosive but not nondangerous. they hope to have some word if things can progreg and they don't run into unforeseen circumstances in the mine probably somewhere in the next couple of hours or so, we may know the fate of those four miners. it is such a tragedy that happened on monday afternoon, 25 lives taken. three of the lives were from the same family. last night, after a prayer vigil in a nearby town, i sat down with the mother, the aunt a
, an explosion in west virginia. thanks, brian. >>> there are new questions today over mine safety and coal profits. following this accident, labor secretary hilda solis is promising to take action with a special team of investigators to look into what caused the explosion. in a statement she writes, miners should never have to sacrifice their lives for their livelihood. let's bring in journalist and cultural historian jeff biggers joining us on skype today, the author of "reckoning at eagle creek, the secret legacy of coal in the heartland." good to have you on with us. you know this industry as well as anyone. it is a way of life. it's how they make a living. there's not a whole lot of economic development in this part of west virginia except coal mining. have the people of this area just come to accept the risk? >> they've come to accept the risk but i think like any americans they want to be able to go to work every day knowing that there are rules on the books that are going to be followed and enforced, that there's no reason to have unnecessary risks, especially if they're going to lo
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
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in kensington, alex trevino, 9news now. >> thank you. >>> the ceo held a news conference with virginia governor, bob mcdonald, announcing the company's decision to move its headquarters to northern virginia. >> reporter: the company is still deciding on at least two locations. one of them is here in fairview park, the other is in boston in articlington county. and now articlington counties are already home to the east coast headquarters. that's where today's news conference was held. the ceo would not confirm any specific location that they are considering. but sources say that it is either a boston building under construction on glee road or a building in fairview park. the announcement should be made within a few months to move their plan for summer of 2011. >> can we expect to have a payback in our investment for the short period of time when you have 800 jobs, the average in the neighborhood of about 200,000 that we think is going to bring it there. >> someone just drove by here and said they don't want that. they don't think that this area could handle 40,000 more employees. well, calm dow
might get it. rescuers are back in the west virginia mine looking for signs of life but chances are survival are slim. bob barnard live in the newsroom with the very latest. >> reporter: west virginia's governor joe manchin says we should know around midnight whether tonight's final rescue mission was successful. will the four missing miners are found alive or not? officials are not sounding hopeful. in this perhaps the final hour of the weak-long west virginia coal mine disaster rescue mission teams on upper big branch are getting ready to start something else the families want, the recovery of 18 bodies still trapped in the mine. >> they just want to take their fathers and their husbands and their sons, their uncles, they want to take them home. >> reporter: as some families begin to bury victims recovered right after the blast, officials say others still waiting on the mountain remain strong and compassionate. >> they come up to me and they feel sorry for me, you know. i mean, the rescuers as bad as it s it's nothing close to what these families are going through. we're going
other sports, it is republican and it is very high turnout. host: morgantown, west virginia. caller: goal mouth and ears, for tonight. first, a real quick comment. a couple of callers on the democrat line -- and i come -- this is a democrat state. he said that he finds the democrats are generally smarter than republicans. i think that kind of arrogance is going to cost the democrat party dearly in november. but getting back to sports -- one of the observations, politicians have been throwing out the first ball at the world series. i remember president reagan. i think he was the first president to go to the daytona 500. i think it was just to whip up his base. i do not know how many additional votes he got from that. i noticed that president obama the other day one of the major networks, asking who he liked in the major for -- and while he did not nail it down he spoke highly of west virginia and i believe matt lauer said i find it interesting that the only state you did not carry -- thinking if they get past due, they would go all the way. host: you looked at the final eight? guest:
>>> this morning on early today, waiting for word. rescuers go back into a west virginia mine in a desperate search for four missing miners. >>> rolling up their sleeves, astronauts on space shuttle "discovery" get to work on their first space walk. >>> and stay out of the water. swarming sharks shut down beaches in florida. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an all-out effort. after a day of agonizing delays, rescue crews are making their way back into a west virginia mine in search of the four missing miners from monday's deadly blast. >>> on thursday searchers came within 500 feet of a rescue chamber where possible survivors may be but were forced to turn around when the air became too toxic. nbc's jay gray is in naoma, west virginia. good morning to you, jay. >> reporter: good morning to you, lynn. they say they will get to the chambers this morning. the conditions are still sketchy in the mine. understand they're working right on the edge of a very dangerous situation with high levels of methan
in virginia, beautiful shot. sun getting ready to set, traffic easing between the 14th street bridge and mixing bowl. back to you. >>> topper has the forecast. maybe a jacket but no hat? >> yeah, no hat. we've stepped back into april. here's your forecast first. for tonight clear skies. you will need a jacket later tonight. it will be chilly, upper 30s in the suburbs. mid-40s downtown. winds light out of the southwest at 5 to 10. temperatures now, still around 0, a couple of -- 60, a couple of 50s here and there. 60 downtown. 60 gaithersburg. also in frederick. when we come back we talk about the 70s. we'll step in may tomorrow. you know what that means, showers. >>> still to come -- carrying on about carry-ons. how congress is fighting the latest airline fees but first, some encouraging news about an industry that brings millions of dollars into our area. >>> good news about the chesapeake bay blue crab population. >> blue crab population is actually roaring back and actually coming back stronger than many ever would have predicted. once decimated, this population is not only reboun
projects are revving up across the northern virginia. the five megaprojects under way are the beltway hot line, the dulles corridor metro rail project, the interstate 95 widening project, the telegraph road interchange, and the fairfax parkway extension. each project will have day and night time lane closures and long term the tours. drivers can expect many delays during the summer. >>> the department of defense has unveiled a weapons system to protect soldiers and marin on the ground. the package consists of cameras and gps mapping of friends and foes. the inventors say what makes this system revolutionary is the input that the soldiers had in its design. the system can be installed on any track in about 15 minutes and requires very little training. >> a former press secretary to gerald ford has died. this is a picture of him from his time in the ford administration. he was press secretary for just a month. he resigned in protest when president ford pardoned richard nixon for any possible crimes in the watergate scandal. he died in north carolina of congestive heart failure. he was 87 ye
stevens, who will turn 90 this month. >>> at the upper big branch mine in west virginia tonight, efforts are accelerating to find four miners who are still unaccounted for after monday's deadly explosion. west virginia's governor is promising a conclusion to the search by midnight. steve hands elelsman has the th story. >> reporter: are any of the four missing miners alive? >> we will know if we have that sliver of hope, that miracle and bring finality to this closure tonight. >> reporter: earlier rescue teams made it to the first of two shelters where survivors might have taken refuge. it was empty. no one inside as seen in this earlier animation. until that news, virginians held out hope, not anymore. miner allen cox, his face still black from today's shift. >> it's heart wrenching. those guys are trying to feed their families the best way they can. >> reporter: rescuers and drilling teams that face terrible conditions of fire finally put out by nitrogen tonight. the huge explosion monday was known to have killed 25 men, 29 if the missing men aren't found in the second shelter. the fun
in west virginia. the men's bodies were found late last night. law enforcement paid tribute to the victims who were carried in a parade of ambulances. in all, 29 people died in the mine explosion, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in this country in 40 years. today's devastating news of the miners' fate rattled the closely knit community. >> it's a heavy-hearted community holding on to a fragile thread of hope. when that thread broke, the pain was excrutiating. >> we did not receive the miracle we prayed for. this journey has ended. now the healing will start. >> that was west virginia governor joe manchin. president obama demanded accountability and a thorough investigation into the explosion. >>> georgetown university is on alert this evening after a female student was sexually assaulted yesterday in her dorm. news4's darcy spencer is live the at georgetown with more on an incident that left students there very much on edge. darcy? >> reporter: hi, pat. students tell me this incident happened in what's considered to be a very secure dorm building. they say, in fact, you have to sw
reaches the final four. one of the final four, the west virginia mountaineers are team- based over the maryland state line. just in morgan town. and their close proximity means they had a big falling here in maryland. weijia jiang has more on the local excitement for the team. weijia? >> mary in our road trip today, we found so many people who say they love living in maryland. but they love rooting for the ones next door. [ car honking ] >> reporter: there's something strange going on in maryland. >> let's go, mountaineers. >> reporter: in which traditionally terrapin terps make it impossible to see any red. >> let's go, mountaineers. >> we believe blue and gold here. >> but you live in maryland. >> i know. it's almost an oasis, if you will, in the big sea of red and white. >> it came to an end when michigan state beat them at the buzzer. but west virginia clinched a spot after beating kentucky, the first time in 19 years. >> it's the only thing in the state of west virginia that brings people together like it does. >> reporter: and driving just a few miles down maryland roads, lea
. >>> we start in west virginia where hope is fading but it is still there that rescue crews will be able to get back into the upper big branch mine and find four missing west virginia miners alive. the search teams got the all clear and made a mad bash back inside. yesterday they got within 500 feet but forced to turn back because of dangerous gas levels and fears of possibly another explosion. one of two injured miners who survived has been released by the hospital. the ap reports he's not talking to anyone this morning. give us a sense of how optimistic they are as they get set to go back into the mine and look for the four missing mine re rers. >> reporter: they are still hopeful. keep in mind we're at hour 6 since the fatal blast in naoma, west virginia. these men should have made it by this point to the long wall. section 22, this is this 2,000 foot stretch of wall deep inside this coal mine where the rescue teams believe three of the four missing miners are located and also where they've been honing in on this rescue chamber. as everyone been repeating, if there's any hope of survi
virginia. here's a look at the satellite. the last of the rain showers long gone now across the southeastern tip of virginia, northeast north carolina moving away from us. so we do have really thick fog this morning, primarily from frederick, maryland to the northern virginia piedmont, that will last through 9:00 or 10:00, then plenty filled with sunshine our skies will by later on this afternoon. high temperatures today upper 50s to low and mid-60s so a hint cooler than average. but the big time warm-up returns for thursday and friday. jerry, over to you. >> all right, chuck. good morning. let's see how we're doing. some areas shrouded by fog, this is 95, north from lorton. the visibility pretty decent to the capital beltway. along i-270, plenty of fog as you make the trip south to germantown and south, so be aware of it. some of that fog you come up on it rapidly with little notice. folks you can see slamming on brakes, be cautious. >> good morning to you, thank you. >> good morning, jerry. shocking new developments regarding the firing of hundreds of d.c. teachers. six mo
. >>> west virginia's governor predicts today will be a big day. talking about the search for four minors unaccounted for after a explosion on monday. for the minor's families, hope hinges on his word here. search crews drilled a bore hole and lowered pipes in the hole and banged on them in an effort to contact them. there was no respops, but crews are planning to bore a total of four holes to minimize the threat of another explosion there. they're going to assess whether the air is clear enough to send in rescue crews in the next day or two. 25 minors die in the blast. two others died in the hospital right now. hope is still alive that the four missing minors survived. >> we're hoping that between the 10:00 and the 2:00 we would have more information that would allow them making decisions. once they get the readings and the readings look like it could be good enough for a time period, then they'll be able to plan around that. that was the time we're still hoping between now and 2:00 if the fan gets up, we start getting some readings. they can tell what type of air they're dealing with. a
with the final four and the national championship is set. duke against west virginia last night for the chance to advance. the blue devils downed the mountaineers, 78-57 thanks in part to john shier. duke will meet underdog butler on monday night. the hometown bulldog beat michigan state 52-50. gordon heyward scored 19 points. butler will appear in the ncaa title game for the first time in school history. >>> on the ice, alexander semin scored his goal ensuring the victory. >>> yesterday kevin youkilis hit a 2 two-run homer. the nats fall 6-1. opening day is monday against the phillies. that's your sports minute. >>> we now know gilbert arenas will serve his time at a halfway house in montgomery county. he pleaded guilty back in january to possessioning a gun without a license. a judge sentenced him to 400 hours of community service and 30 days in a halfway house. arenas will serve his time at the montgomery county pre-release center, which allows residents to leave for work or community service. arenas' arrival date has not been released for security reasons. but it is expected to happen soon
the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the chambers had bee
with virginia plates. those plates, xks 1522. virginia plates. here's another look at the picture. if you see him please give alexandria police a call. neighbors say there was an ongoing custody dispute over that little girl. police say the two parents did have a relationship in the past. at this hour, though, the manhunt continues. we're live in the news room, roby chavez, fox 5 news. >> thank you for that. >>> a crime alert on the campus of george washington university. police say two suspects pulled out knives and chased somebody earlier this morning. they stabbed someone in the upper arm and then ran off. the victim was treated and released from the hospital. >>> fire at a d.c. school and the smoke could be seen for miles. it bill owed from the roof of eastern high school on east capital street this afternoon. fire officials say it started around 4:30. the school is under doing renovations. some crews were working today. they all did get out safely. the fire began in the roof. no word on a cause. >>> another big story. the world's power players converging on d.c. that could mean major tra
. story in virginia will be northbound i-95 at rappahannock. you will find some traffic is squeezing through there single file to the left. already about a mile and a half backup trying to make your way through fredericksburg. traveling closer in to the beltway, no problems to report leaving newington and springfield headed up onto 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we are following several developing stories from overseas this thursday morning. ash clouds from an erupting volcano in iceland disrupting air travel in northern europe notch flights are allowed in british air space and airports in scotland are closed. the united states has frozen most trans-atlantic flights n iceland, ash isn't the only problem. there is all flooding because the volcano is now erupting into a glacier sending water gushing down the mountain side. >>> in rush yitzhak rabin the foreign ministry has said that all u.s. adoptions of russian children have been suspended. this is fallout from the case of that tennessee woman who sent her adopted 7-year-old son back to moscow alone on a plane.
mine in west virginia. that is according to west virginia governor joe manchin. 25 miners were killed in monday's explosion but 4 others are still listed as missing. the first order of business is getting dangerous methane and carbon monoxide out of that mine so rescue crews can go back in. one ventilation hole reached the mine early this evening. they drilled down into the mountain. rescuers are planning to drill another hole. more holes. and then they can hope to start up fans which will draw the toxic air out here. there's methane and other things in here. then they'll take air quality readings. once that's done they'll get in there. listen to this. >> they're trying to get those readings. until we start getting those readings and knowing where we are and what type of air we have down there will determine how quick and what timetable we're on. once we do that then you'll have a better idea of when they believe that the air will be safe enough to send rescue teams in. the rescue teams are prepared. they are charged up, ready to go. and they will go at a moment's notice. >> all right
pennsylvania, virginia, delaware. people drive hundreds of miles just to come to strowski's on good friday. >> i remember covering the story and people coming down from new york state. people travel a long way. >> you have to look at it this way. strowski's is to polish sausage as corn beef is to -- i could go for a polish sausage. >> reporter: i like the spicey one. >> with mustard on that. >> reporter: yes. >> on a toasted bun. >> reporter: that will clear the sinuses. >> it will clear the room too. >> another easter tradition is the butter in the lamb form. they force the but her in a mold. >> reporter: that's right. we'll be here a little later. and the folks will be lining up here to do their good friday tradition. it's a great piece of baltimore. it really is. have a good friday. and happy easter everybody. we'll see you in fells point in front jimmy's restaurant monday morning. and we have pirates joining us. >> i think there could be a soup of the day at jimmy's. want at the say happy easter to all the people at jimmy's. >> reporter: what is normally tear pen country, mountaineers
tomorrow on that deadly west virginia mine explosion. on sunday, president obama and vice president biden attended a memorial service for the 29 miners in buckley, west virginia. the president told the miners' families that he would work for safer mining work environments. >> we cannot bring back the 29 men we lost. they're with the lord now. our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. to do what we must do individually and collectively to assure safe conditions underground. >>> gl. >> a preliminary report says the cause of the blast was a buildup of methane gas or coal dust. >>> before he traveled to west virginia, the president was in north carolina. an armed man who was spotted at the airport as the president was leaving is under arrest. 23-year-old joseph sean mcvey of ohio was charged with a misdemeanor. police saw mcvey in a parking lot getting out of his car with a side arm. he was not near the president's plane, which had just departed. authorities said he had formulas for rifle scopes. he's being held on a $100,000 bail. >>> they're close, but
to slim down russian and american arsenals. >>> holding on to hope. rescue crews in west virginia get the green light to search the mine for four missing miners. >>> and what was he thinking? what a foreign diplomat did to spark a bomb scare on a flight what a foreign diplomat did to spark a bomb scare on a flight to denver. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a fresh start. president obama is in the czech capital of prague this morning to sign a new strategic arms reduction agreement with russia. the so-called new start treaty replaces the expired 1991 treaty committing the u.s. and russia to significant cuts in their nuclear arsenals. while the deal is a major step toward obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons, it also offers a chance to repair soured relations with moscow. nbc news political director and chief white house correspondent chuck chad joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you said, president obama just arrived here a little less than a half-hour ago. he's now
of virginia avenue and one in aberdeen on route 22 eastbound. and a disabled vehicle on 695 and the outer loop. route 100 to 395. i nine minute ride. route 07 to 32 is nine minutes. megan? >>> 6:01. we're following breaking now out of england where all civilian air travel has been grounded due to drifting ash from that iceland volcano. the cash clouds drifting from the volcano have disturbed the air for air traffic. stay posted and stay on line if you're flying anywhere internationally. >>> today is tax deadline day and you only have 18 hours left to get your taxes postmarked. our state comptroller is trying to answer all your questions. let's good to linda so live this morning on fayette. >> reporter: good morning. it's the calm before the storm. but i can tell you in a few hours they're expecting a mad rush with all the people that have not filed yet. and joining us is state comptroller. you say there are a lot of people that have not filed in. >> no, there's about a million people that filed yesterday and today. so there's a huge delay right at the end here. we're urging everybody don't pan
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for the mine industry. this comes on the heels of an explosion that killed 29 miners in west virginia last week. the president received a preliminary report on the disaster today. he warned mining companies that safety should be first in their daily activities. >> owners responsibility for the conditions in the mines should be held accountable for the decisions they made and preventive measures they failed to take. >> west virginia's governor wants the miners in the state to show up for work to do safety checks of the mines. investigators who find safety violations will decide whether to evacuate or close the mines until they are fixed. upper big branch was cited four times this year for violations that may have caused the explosion. >>> the families of two western maryland coal miners who died in 2007 are seeking $8 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. the families filed the complaint today. the defendants include tristar mining incorporated. mining engineers and safety training expert and the mine land's owner. the men were crushed to death beneath thousands of understand the of rock when the
in a west virginia coal mine has left 25 dead and four missing. while desperate rescuers drill ventilation holes into that damaged mine, the history of that mine is coming to light. a startling number of safety citations, some 600 total violations over the past year and a half. but this morning the focus of both a small town and the nation is on finding those four missing miners. nbc's steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: as the sun set over the mine, the first holes were being drilled down into the chamber were four men might still be alive. it's a tricky job. >> it isn't as simple as sitting on top of a mountain and penetrate 1g,100 feet and hitting where you want tohit. >> reporter: 25 miners confirmed dead, four missing. could the four have survived? >> nobody knows so everybody's going to cling on to the hope of that miracle. >> reporter: the methane explosion was powerful. the mine has been cited for 124 violations. >> we know it wasn't operating safely, we wouldn't have had a an explosion. >> reporter: local residents are in agony. >> you can't imagine unless you have someon
eso, pos no!" y es en el barrio de georgetown sur, en virginia, los robos los cometen los afroamericanos...las victimas son los hispanos... "la victima era caminando en una tienda, y en el otro caso, la victima era caminando entre casas...." los asaltos ocurren en la noche y en plena calle... con un palo o a patadas, los atacantes interceptan para golpear a sus victimas.... este pasado fin de semana dos hispanos golpeados... "los sospechosos le pegaron a las victimas y robaron como dinero, un ipod" sin tener describciones especificas, la policia esta buscando a un grupo de jovenes afroamericanos ...tambien buscan a una joven de 13 anos... esta ama de casa dice que en el barrio los asaltos no son ajenos, muchos se aprovechan que algunos hispanos no hablan ingles... "quizas uno no se puede defender y ya ellos ...como ellos son de aqui pues se aprovechan de uno...." la policia insta a hispanos en el area a no salir de noche solo... "si tiene que ir a una tienda y no puede manejar, camine con un dos o 3 person
on the rescue efforts. >>> crews are working around the clock to get back inside the west virginia mine where 25 workers died and four are missing. >> god bless them. they're out there giving all they have. and it's a slow process. >> reporter: teams must drill down more than 1,000 feet to ventilate the toxic gases that forced rescuers out. it may be wednesday night at the earliest, before officials know whether the air is safe. the energy company's upper big branch mine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly combustible methane gas. emergency crews were sent racing there during monday afternoon's shift change. >> it's quite evidence -- evident to us that something went terribly wrong. >> reporter: they said a carbon monoxide warning was the first hint of trouble. >> because some victims are still in the mine, not all have been identified. this community is praying for a miracle. >> by golly, if i'm on that side of the table and that's my father, my brother, my uncle, my cussin, i'm going to have hope. >> reporter: michelle kinney got word last last night that she lost h
to the final four. one of the final four, the west virginia mountaineers, a team based just over the state line in morgantown. and their close proximity means they have a huge following here. weijia jiang has more on the local excitement for that team. weijia? >> mary, we took a road trip across the state and say they found so many people who say they love maryland, but love rooting for the mountaineers right next door. [ car honking ] >> reporter: there's something strange going on in maryland. >> let's go. >> reporter: in which traditionally terrapin terps pocket the mountaineers stance make it impossible to see any red. >> we believe in blue and gold here. >> but you live in maryland. >> i know. it's almost an aasis -- oasis. >> the men's tourney came to an end when michigan state beat them at the buzzer. so western junior clinched a spot after bookletting kentucky. the first in 19 years. >> it's the only thing in the state of west virginia that brings people together like it does. >> and driving just a few miles down maryland roads, brings you right onto the country roads of west virginia.
asfeha may be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags. if you see the car or a pc him, you are urged to call police immediately. >> we are following breaking news tonight. crews are battling a fire at eastern singer high school. the flames broke out at about 4:30 p.m. in northeast washington. east capitol street has been shut down between 16th and 18th street. we do have a crew on the scene and will have the latest information as it becomes available. >>>from: to right here in our area, millions are morning the death of the polis president lech kaczynski. >> there was standing-room-only at a special mass this morning. mortar's exchange hugs and stories of the country's past. many say it is hard to comprehend this tragedy. with polish flags and hand, hundreds of parishioners came to church to mourn the death of poland's president lech kaczynski and the others killed in a plane crash. >> all we can do is pray for these who died in a plane crash. ♪ >> many of the parishioners are still in shock ov what happened. >> it is set for the country and for us as polles. >> i lost si
needed help. >>> president obama traveled to west virginia to offer support for the families of april 5th mine disaster. no one can bring the 25 miners back, the president said but the administration will work to make sure no one else dies from a miners accident. >>> senator bob mcculskie said it was important for the mourners to remember the plane crash. the president was there to pay tribute to thousands of troops who died in a massacre nearly 80 years ago. >>> tim williams reports, rain did not stop the roar of volunteers. >> reporter: despite gray skies and rain, the weather was no match for the cause. >> i'm glad some of the people came. and it's a lot of fun. the weather is nice. >> reporter: more than a thousand family members and friends came to roar for autism. >> maybe, just maybe soon we'll understand what causes autism. >> reporter: it's the sixth annual event and every year it's held at oregon park. it's a day to play, hike, or ride a bike. >> enjoy your family while you are raising awareness and support for autism. >> and we are directly raising dollars that support autism r
degrees. warmer to the west, 80 in west virginia, roanoke with 78 degrees. tomorrow, the system will clear the region, and easter sunday has high temperatures in the mid 70's. home opener at nationals park monday afternoon. wind out of the south tonight, 5 to 10 mph. no worry about the overcast. scattered clouds, 50's into 60's, and by the afternoon, uond 70 degrees. here's the outlook, showing temperatures going into the 80's tuesday, 80 wednesday, shower chance on thursday, cooler by the end of theee overall, great weather for the cherry blossoms. >> spring training is over in florida for the washington nationals. we will show you how things are >> the toyota sports segment, brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> one interesting roster move before the national kick things off will involve garrett, winning the no. 5 starters position. syracuse has the start of the season. and a final tuneup before ening day, we've got the first pitch, boston red sox in town for this one. kevin going to the yard, 2-0 red sox. very next inning, j.d. drew again launching a towering blast to the upper
marks the third anniversary of the deadly shooting spree at virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 classmates and faculty. many of the students who were attending the blackburg school at the time of the attack are poised to graduate next month. the school honored survivors at the memorial site. >>> the son of murdered holocaust museum guard participated in a national day of remembrance ceremony today at the u.s. capital. steven jones jr. was given the honor of holding the light as memorial candles were lit. today marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. world war ii veterans and holocaust survivors were also on hand. >>> investigators say they have developed an important piece of evidence in the murder of virginia tech students, morgan harrington. her remains were found on a farm four months after disappearing from a concert. recently completed testing has determined that a t-shirt found in charlottesville in november belong to harrington. authorities are urging anyone with information in the case to come forward. >>> two georgetown university mainten
... >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00. on your side. >> the west virginia governor is ordering more than 200 underground coal mines to be inspected immediately. mines deemed most at risk are first on a list. he is also ordering all lines to stop production friday in memory of the 29 miners killed in last week's explosion. federal investigators could not go underground because there are still high methane gas levels. >>> a d.c. for voting rights bill could be before congressional leaders soon. last year, the bill stalled in the house because the measure was tied to pro-gun amendments. with the president's signature, the bill is expected to go to the supreme court. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell was to reduce state funding -- restrict state funding for abortion. he is recommending that the state be consistent with what the federal government funds, which is only abortions in the case of rape,, or danger to a mother's life. >>> people will be able to see your tweet for years to come. the library of congress required every public tweak since twitter started four years ago. there are 70
our affiliates in richmond, virginia, and tampa, florida. >> florida's coastline gets an unexpected ally in barack obama. >> this announcement came as a shock especially to environmentalists. the president today announced his support for exploring and drilling for oil much closer to florida beaches. >> so today we're announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration. but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect america's natural resources. >> this map shows you where drilling is currently allowed. this sort of beige area there. the red sections represent the new areas the president wants to open up. as you can see, much closer to florida's east coast and west coast. if congress agrees, oil derricks could go up just about 125 miles off the beaches, down from the current limit of 234 miles. an anti-drilling protest had already been scheduled in st. petersburg. it was sheer coincidence that the president made this announcement today. the message from our gulf coast communities is pretty clear. any risk of an oil spill is unac
>>> good morning. breaking news. they're in. rescue crews have entered that west virginia coal mine to resume their search for four missing miners and it could be just hours before we know what happened to them. we're live at the scene. >>> air scare. a major security incident on a united airlines flight from washington to denver. fighter jets scrambled, other airlines alerted of a possible terror attack. turns out it was all apparently caused by a passenger smoking in the bathroom. >>> and one big step. president obama and his russian counterpart sign a landmark treaty overnight to slash both countries' nuclear arsenal. a key move toward the president's goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons "today," thursday, april 8th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. this morning there has been a major break-through at that west virginia coal mine where at least 25 workers were killed in monday's explosion. >> that's right. after spending more than a day drilling ventilation hole
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
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